TAMARAC, Fla. -

A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed a dog that tried to bite a passerby.

The BSO said in a news release that someone called 911 to report that a dog was on the loose in the 6900 block of Northwest 76th Drive and tried to bite the caller.

According to the release, the deputy dodged the dog at least three times to avoid being bitten before firing his gun. The deputy wasn't injured.

The dog bit the caller's pants but didn't puncture the skin.

Animal control was called and was attempting to contact the dog's owner.